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Pure Spiritual Milk

Image of a bible with the words "make a faith journal using the bless method. Pure spiritual milk. May 30, 2023 1 Peter 2:2-3"

Date: May 30, 2023

I use the BLESS method every morning for my devotional. 

B - Bible Verse
L - Listen for God's Word and pray
E - Explore the History and meaning
S - Study the Key Words or Phrases
S - Summarize and Share

You can read more about it by going to: What is a Faith Journal?

B - Bible Verse: "Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good." (1 Peter 2:2-3)

L - Listen for God's Word and pray: Heavenly Father, open my heart and mind to receive Your Word. Help me to hunger and thirst for Your truth, just like a newborn baby craves milk. Teach me and nourish me with Your spiritual wisdom and understanding. May I grow in my salvation and experience the goodness of the Lord. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

E - Explore the History and Meaning: The author of 1 Peter is the apostle Peter, who was writing to encourage the Christians who were facing persecution and trials. In this passage, Peter compares the spiritual growth of believers to that of newborn babies who eagerly desire pure milk. He emphasizes the importance of craving and consuming the nourishment of God's Word.

S - Study the Key Words or Phrases: 

Newborn babies: Illustrates the innocence, dependence, and eagerness of believers in their spiritual journey.

Pure spiritual milk: Symbolizes the Word of God, which is essential for nourishing and strengthening our faith.

Grow up in your salvation: Highlights the ongoing process of spiritual growth and maturity that takes place in the lives of believers.

Tasted that the Lord is good: Refers to the personal experience of God's goodness and grace, which motivates believers to crave and seek more of Him.

S - Summarize and Share: 

I have a 6 month old grandson, and when he is hungry, he lets us know it!  Have you ever seen a newborn baby eagerly craving milk? How they turn their head, eager to find it. It's a beautiful sight, isn't it? In our verse today, Peter compares that longing to our spiritual growth. Just as babies need milk for nourishment and growth, we, too, should crave pure spiritual milk—the Word of God.

You see, God's Word is like the perfect nourishment for our souls. It feeds us with divine wisdom, guidance, and truth. It helps us grow in our faith and understanding. As we continuously seek and consume God's Word, we mature in our salvation and experience the goodness of the Lord firsthand.

Think about it: when we taste something incredibly delicious, we want more of it, right? That's how it should be with God. Once we've experienced His goodness, His love, and His grace, we should crave more of Him. We should hunger for a deeper relationship with Him, for a greater understanding of His ways.

Let's be like those newborn babies, hungry for the pure spiritual milk of God's Word. Let's seek it daily, dive into its pages, and allow it to transform us from the inside out. As we do, we'll grow in our faith, mature in our walk with Christ, and experience the fullness of His goodness in our lives.

Bible Cross References:

Matthew 4:4: Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

Psalm 119:103: How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Hebrews 5:12-14: For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food... But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

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